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Recently SOS highlighted the use of gill nets high up on the beaches of the south east coast in contravention of the rules which state that they must be below half tide and set between rocks.

Gill nets trap fish irrespective of size or species and are used throughout the winter months. Visiting anglers to the Jersey Bass Festival have complained and we

Picture: Fish trapped in gill net
Fish trapped in gill net

are concerned about the impact on juvenile bass stocks if this practice is allowed to continue.

Click here for an article on this subject by the BBC 

Gill nets controversy rumbles on
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